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the number of the converters, but each unit renders possible a more uniform output per hour.
This regularity is of more importance in Germany than in America on account of the use of unfired soaking pits. The first round of ingots on Monday morning is kept in the pits only twenty minutes, and rolled into blooms, as it is not hot enough to finish into rails or billets. The next round stays forty minutes, and the next sixty minutes, after which the mill goes on throughout the week finishing billets, rails, beams, or other shapes at one operation. During a roll change in the finishing mill, the blooming mill may make blooms or large billets, and it is the general practice to have at least two finishing mills supplied from the same blooming mill, and these run alternately so that one is always ready. One
TABLE XXIV-G-. Westphalian Steel Plants and Blast Furnaces.
Note:Figures on blast furnaces are estimated daily capacity; all the steel plants having blast furnaces at the steel works, use direct metal.
Name of works.	Location.	Blast Furnaces.	Bessemer Converters.		Open Hearth Furnaces.	
			Acid.	Basic.	Acid.	Basic.
Bessemer steel works with furnaces at works Hb'rde Bergw ................	Horde ....... .... Dortmund .......	7160 9160 3-200 4-140 8-140 3100 1 3-150 f 3-370 4300	.......	4-18 4-18 3-11 3-^ 4-18 8-18 4-15 4-18	1-18	j 7--18 127 J4-25
	Dortmund ....... Bochum ..........		"s-s"			1 18 418 7^-25 (615 11-4 U 20
						
	Oberhausen ......					
Phosnix					1   12	
	Ruhrorfc .........					1 1  12 410 7-15 18-21
	Bruckhausen.... Essen ............				115 9-10	
Bessemer steel works with blast furnaces elsewhere Krupp ....................... Furnaces at ................ -Furnaces at ................ s Bessemer Plants without blast furnaces Haspe ........................			15-6			
						
	Hochfeld	3-100 8 300 8-80 4  75				
	Rheinhausen ....					
						
						
						414
	Berge Borbeck . . Kupf erdreh ..... Haspe ...........	2 160 1125				
			"'2-^8	86		*
						212 64-15
Bteel works without blast fur-					612	
Blast  furnaces   without   steel		30-110